Lightroom Classic 7.2: Long update waits when editing metadata on more than a few photos

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Experiencing long update waits when editing metadata on more than a few photos. Especially noticeable with GPS.
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howardberliner

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Posted 9 months ago

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Sunil Bhaskaran, Official Rep

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Howard,
Do you see this issue after migrating to Lightroom Classic 7.2? How was 7.1.
Please let us know if problem persists; we can take this up offline.

Thanks,
Sunil
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howardberliner

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The issue appeared in 7.2. I did not have an issue in 7.1. My workaround is to close Lightroom. When I reopen all the metadata is present.  Yes, we can take this offline as this is really slowing my workflow. I process close to a 100 photos on average everyday.
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Simon Chen, Principal Computer Scientist

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Do you have Lr mobile sync turned on? Try experiment to pause the sync and relaunch Lr to see if it is better?
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howardberliner

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Yes; however this issue is occurring prior to syncing any photos. I make a collection for photos to sync. However; I will turn off photos on my next batch which will be in the neighborhood of noon today. I will advise the result.
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Sync turned off and it seems to be similar to 7.1 with a few pauses. I will leave sync turned off if not uploading to CC for the foreseeable future. Please let me know when a fix occurs so I can turn the sync on. I use CC sparingly.
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Simon Chen, Principal Computer Scientist

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Thanks Howard. When sync is on, Lr tries to compute some MD5 hash on the raw files to help make sync faster and help identify duplicates when syncing across multiple devices/desktops. It is a one time cost to go through photos in your catalogs. You can leave the sync on if you goes away from your desk for a while and just let it chews through the photos. Once it is complete, you can leave the sync always on afterwards.
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Olli Pihlajamaa

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After the update to LR Classic CC 7.2 version i started to experience serious problems with metadata. "Gathering Information" may stay on forever. Updates of metadata with multiple photos take much longer than with the previous version. All in all, I am seriously thinking of going back to v. 7.1. There were slow moments also with v. 7.1 but the new one is much worse.

Having:
- Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)
- Intel Core i7-2670QM @ 2.20Ghz
- 16GB RAM

Olli
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Olli Pihlajamaa

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BTW, have 91160 photos in my current folder.

Olli
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Olli Pihlajamaa

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An example of development module problems, the adjustment brush stops working without any reason in the middle of editing process.

Olli
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Olli Pihlajamaa

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Went back to 7.1 and all the problems went away...

Olli
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Simon Chen, Principal Computer Scientist

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Hi Olli, 

Please see my comment on turning off the Lr mobile sync and relaunch Lr 7.2 and see if it help addressing the issue.
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Olli Pihlajamaa

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Do not have sync on.

Olli
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I have a similar problem. Selecting photographs in the Grid view takes several seconds, so long as to make it almost unusable. Selecting a photograph to edit the metadata takes a minimum of 4 seconds or more per picture. Before the 7.1 release, there was no problem, and the problem persists in 7.2. I am not syncing anything to the cloud.